EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT
Looking for employment?
ISA can help you find a job and keep it!
We work with you to create a customised job plan based on your goals, skills and aspirations. You'll get tailored pre-employment training and are welcome to attend any of our Work Preparation Workshops to assist you with developing your resume and confidently attending an interview. We’ll also support you with your job search and match your skills to the right position.
Is finding a job one of the goals in your NDIS plan, or simply something you’d like to find out more about?
Then contacting ISA is a must!
We will help you to explore various ways the NDIS can fund you for employment and support on the job. ISA can help you find the right job for you!! This can be done in several ways, depending on your situation and needs.
Some of the things the NDIS can fund include:
Finding ways to overcome the complex barriers to employment
Counselling to successfully engage in employment
Assistance with writing a resume
Support before and during a job interview
These can be funded under the support category, ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’ (Category 10), a Capacity Building Support that aims to help people with a disability get into the workforce and build their independence.
There are several other ways the NDIS can support you on your employment journey! The ‘Increased Social and Community Participation’ (Category 9) can be used to develop confidence in social skills and independence that can help you find employment.
Work Preparation Program
The ISA Work Preparation Program offers weekly workshops in your area and industry visits on each subject!
These include covering a variety of workplace relevant topics and processes, such as:
Resume Writing and Updating – adding profiles to Seek, applying for jobs online, and talking about your resume.
Interview Techniques – learning how to interview, answering interview questions, confidence building, and role-playing.
Money Handling Skills – understanding documents, bank account & Tax File Numbers, EFTPOS, and the use of cash registers.
How to Keep that Job!
Challenges on the Job
Coping with your Disability on the Job
Your Employer and Fellow Staff
Motivation and Commitment to Work
Communication Skills in the Workplace
Work Experience Program
ISA offer regular activity and structure and move onto highly individualised support once all parties are confident to begin looking at work experience and employment. We will work with you and develop an activities schedule, reflected in a service agreement, which helps you reach your employment goals.
Our Work Experience, Employment or Traineeships Support includes:
Finding placement for work experience with over 4000 Host Employers in our QLD database.
Industry and job matching across all industries.
On the job support – we will support you until you become independent at work.
Industry visits to gain real world understanding.
Can ISA support me at work?
Yes we can!
Along with ISA helping you find a job, the NDIS can also provide funding to support you when you’re at work. We will provide on the job support to you that will help you learn to maintain and sustain your employment and also help you and your employer understand your disability and implement coping and managing strategies.
It can be a daunting process for a person with barriers to communicate their workplace needs and barriers towards their employment. ISA educate and support both the employer and you to make this an easy process!
Some examples of workplace support that the NDIS can cover include:
Personal supports while at work, such as assistance with eating meals.
(‘Assistance with Daily Living’ - Category 1)
Transport to and from work.
(‘Transport’ - Category 2)
On the job training to assist you manage the demands of the job.
(which can be funded under ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’ - Category 10)
ISA will work with the Employer to ensure the workplace is accessible and you have all the specialised aids and equipment to help you perform your job.